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Healing herbs reference database Herbal Shadows Healthy News and Information by MICHAEL EDWARDS Parasites are more common than most people realize. There are many different kinds. Internally, there’s a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them. If we consider the possibility that there are many common parasites that we are as of yet unaware of, most of us could be suffering from them. If you want to take it a step further and consider candida a parasite (most don’t group them together, but candida does fit the description), then it could be argued that most people in the world suffer from adverse health effects due to parasites. We use the word herb loosely here, it should really read “Foods, herbs, other things you can eat to kill parasites.” Garlic Garlic is anti-bad-stuff. Black Walnut-Nuts & Hull The nuts and green hulls of black walnut (Juglans nigra) are loved by herbalists for their ability to cleanse the blood and the intestines. Wormwood Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a perennial herb with tiny yellow-green flowers. Cloves

17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World Many people are finally becoming acquainted with how plants such as cannabis are effective medicinally. Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic, spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so many others whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever mentioned and yet rival and even exceed those mentioned above in many areas. Medicinal plants contain a wide array of chemical compounds. Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from many varieties of complex plants and ignore the rest. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Mae Chan holds degrees in both physiology and nutritional sciences.

Stop! It's Not Just a Weed! Purslane Is One of the Most Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plants Purslane, also known as Portulaca oleracea, is considered a common weed to many that may even be growing in your garden right now, without your explicit invitation. It started its cultivation in India and Persia, and spread to the rest of the world. Some cultures pluck it out and throw it away with leaf clippings and other weeds, while others cultivate it specifically to eat as food. Purslane is an aesthetically attractive weed with fleshy leaves and often yellow flowers, but its health benefits are even more desirable. Powerful Seeds Grow in Many Climates The seeds of purslane are so powerful they can stay viable in land for up to 40 years – and this is a natural crop – no GMO! Often called pig weed (and it certainly would be better for your pigs than some of the GMO grain many farmers have been using to feed their livestock), Purslane has more beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids than many fish oils! Strong Anti-Oxidant Via 12 Favorite Purslane Recipes via EatLocalGrown

The Plant Of Immortality & How To Use It Ancient Egyptians dubbed aloe vera the “plant of immortality”. You may have used aloe vera already if you’ve ever experienced a bad sunburn; it’s the clear green goop that is commonly found in nearly every pharmacy aisle. The earliest recorded use of aloe vera by humans goes back to 16th century B.C. While it’s great for healing sunburned skin, there are so many more uses you should know about. Healing from the inside out Aloe vera can be a powerful healing agent when taken internally. Here are some internal ailments that aloe can help remedy: IBSConstipationIndegestionStomach ulcersIntestinal ulcersUlcerative colitisGingevitisKidney stonesDiabetesCancer Juicing with aloe Prepare raw aloe vera leaves by using a knife to cut off the hard outer layer of skin and discarding it. Drink this first thing in the morning before breakfast. Fresh aloe gel Slicing an aloe vera leaf open lets out a clear to yellowish gel. Keep the gel refrigerated to extend it’s life. Aloe skin benefits

7 Sacred Herbs for Activating and Harmonizing the Chakras By Justin Faerman Guest Writer for Wake Up World While the chakras themselves are energetic/etheric in nature, they each have corresponding physical organs, glands and systems in the body that can, and do, have an effect on their functioning. When the associated organ/gland/system is weak or out of balance, the relevant chakra will be under active; and when the associated organ/system is balanced and healthy, the chakra will generally be in harmony. This interconnectivity of the physical and etheric bodies goes the other way as well—if there is an energetic imbalance in a chakra, for example, as a result of emotional disturbances, then this can also cause the associated physical elements to become weak as well. It is interesting to note that in the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine each organ corresponds to specific emotional states. In a general sense, you will get the most benefit by using the following herbs as an adjunct to the energetic/etheric practices outlined above. 1. 2.

This Little Weed Is One Of The Most Useful Medicines On The Planet We are talking about the herb, plantain; that is quite often mistaken as a weed. You would have seen in your yard and ignored it. You might have even gone to the extent of eliminating it from your garden.However, there is an astonishing truth behind this little weed. There are two variants of Plantain – Broadleaf and Lance. It had once been the on-the-go solution for the hikers, who were highly susceptible to mosquito bites. You can easily incorporate these weeds in your DIY natural emergency kits to prepare the insect repellent balms. The leaves and seeds of Plantain have a positive impact on the human digestive system. While leaves can be used in the form of tea or prepared into soup, seeds are either used in ground or soaked form. Plantain is a good source of silica and is a gentle natural expectorant. From the digestive issues to the skin disorders, menstruation troubles to arthritis, plantain is a one-stop solution for various troubles affecting the humans. Are you on Aweditoria?

Top 15 Herbal Antibiotics Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! Image – There has been great concern in recent times over antibiotic-resistant bacteria – and it’s hardly suprising: The use of antibiotics causes bacteria strains to evolve – and if you think about it, it seems like simple evolution of species at work. Let’s say the antibiotic wipes out most of the bacteria but not all. The ones that remain are those which have the strongest resistance – and these go on to multiply, creating a gradually stronger colony. Did you know that hospitals in Australia use eucalyptus essential oil as a disinfectant owing to its efficacy against MRSA? This kind of makes me want to bang my fist on the table. Anyway, I will leave you with the excellent tutorial from Common Sense Home: One last thing – they missed out Oregano – an amazing antibiotic herb which I use regularly. By Mike Westerdal CPT a) Abs

17 Homemade Spice Mix Recipes - And Why You Should Use Them 17 Homemade Spice Mix Recipes – And Why You Should Use Them Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! 10K+ Photo – © Grafvision – Q: When is a spice mix not quite a spice mix? A: When it is made by “big food” and has all manner of dodgy ingredients added that are NOT SPICES. Now call me weird, or just old fashioned… but to me, a spice mix should be just that: A mix of spices. However, just go in the kitchen, and take a look at the ingredient list on “big brand” spices… you might see: Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, modified food starch, sugar, coloring, MSG (often disguised under a crazy array of other names), silicon dioxide and of course the highly dubious term “Natural Flavorings”. You don’t even want to know what might be in “Natural Flavorings”. Big food, the deal is off. And remember, the spice must flow… If you enjoyed this page: